Movies

The Real Danish Girl

You can now see the Danish Girl on HBO this month. The true story of Gerda and Einar Wegener is vastly more interesting than this film, which attempts to trap the characters in traditional roles…


The Modern Peep Show

The first movies available to the public were essentially peep shows, where you looked down into a device that was either a Kinetoscope showing a short film strip or a Mutoscope flipping through a series…


Real Sex in Mainstream Film

  Watching the dreary sex scenes in 50 Shades of Grey got me thinking about sex in mainstream movies. They do a generally terrible job of fake sex, with the minimal foreplay and  impossible positions,…